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. and you really can't see much, right? i thought it was supposed to clear up, bob? >> obviously that camera is up above a bit, but there are lower clouds. down here on the ground, it's fine. visibility, 5 miles. take a look at radar. showers to the west of us. going to clear things out and cool things down. there you see a line of showers across west virginia and pennsylvania. we're still at 60 degrees. the barometer is falling. the southwest wind kicked the fog around at 10:00, to 1:00 this afternoon. and things will be improving after we get the rain showers here. 61 in d.c. 68 in pax river. 46 in oakland. right now, the visibility here, five miles. 10 miles on the eastern shore, where this morning, it was down to less than a couple hundred feet. to the west of us, seven-mile visibility in oakland. tomorrow, high pressure builds in. clouds move out, sunshine and cooler temps. and that will be the forecast pretty much through the rest of the week. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> new allegations today against former elmo puppete
. >>> welcome to the wendy's post game report. here now bob costas. >> the packers take a game lead over chicago with a win at soldier field next week. they're only a half game back from the 49ers from the number two seed in the nfc and the niners have to play the patriots in foxborough next week. stars of the game, aaron rodgers, didn't throw for a td, but did have a long td run. trammen williams, a lot of man coverage on calvin johnson. you are never going to stop him. but when the game was in doubt, held him very much in check. >> michele: you had just 16 offensive plays in the first half. your coach mike mccarthy told you at half time throw the stats out of the window, we're going to go win this thing. how did you change things? >> we still had 22 minutes in possession, so it was an ugly win. ugly wins are better than tough losses. we're first in the division right now, three left. big week next week in chicago, a chance to go two game up in the division. so it will be a quick turn around. >> michele: how much improved is this run game? it looked improved in the second half. >> it's getting
to republican senator bob corker. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. a lot of people are putting forth a theory and i actually think it has merit where you go in and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2% and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements. >> so senator corker, john, is part of a growing number of republicans who are saying that. let's cave on income tax rates. maybe not go all the way up to where the white house and senate democrats want. but let's give some on this so we can talk about entitlement reform, reforming medicare, reforming social security. this came on the heels of some developments on friday. remember house speaker john boehner came out and said i have no progress. this isn't a progress report. i have no progress to report. but then you also saw maybe the white house signalling that they're negotiable on just how much the rates go up because senator joe biden indicated that as well. >> and m
right here in the united states. and bob costas is now speaking out to our own piers morgan about the huge controversy he sparked with his halftime remarks about gun control. piers is here this hour to tell us what costas is saying right now. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> they're some of the fiercest rebel fighters in syria, wage ago deadly battle to topple the regime of president bashar al assad but the u.s. now says they are also terrorists. we're now learning secretary of state hillary clinton has declared a hard-line islamist organization called the al nus ar ry front a terrorist group with ties to al qaeda. cnn's nick payton walsh is joining us from beirut. what are you picking up over there, nick? >> reporter: wolf, in many ways, a more effective part of the syrian rebel movement. behind many of the victories we've seen over the past few weeks, particularly one in aleppo, overrunning much of a base there. what's interesting
on the wealthy, the top 2%. listen now this is your colleague, senator bob corker of tennessee. you'll hear him use the word folks, we believe he's talking about his fellow republicans, such as yourself. take a listen. >> if there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end, a lot of people are putting forth a theory and i actually think it has merit where you go and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%, and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlement. >> senator snowe, i've read that you've expressed similar sentiments. do you sense more republicans moving in that direction? >> well, at least from the standpoint that, you know, it is possible that what could happen is that we pass the tax cuts for the middle class, that's what, you know, i've been -- get that off the table. we all agree on that. it is not an issue in disagreement. then you can focus on the top 2% of the american people who pay the top tax rates and, of course, entitlement spend
, blah, blah. i think what's more important, andrea, is look what happened with bob corker. you played it. the tennessee republican senator essentially saying, look, we don't have a lot of leverage here. this is something you're starting to hear more and more. tom coburn said something similar. tom cole said something similar. we have to take what we can get. we're innocent a great bargaining position. if that means higher rates, so be it. if we can extract a promise on entitlement -- on specific entitlement cuts. that's the sort of big if. president obama has not done anything in temz of offering specifics on what the $400 billion in entitlement cuts will be. i assume that number would have to be higher for republicans to sign on to it. if you are looking at sort of the optics of all this, andrea, it would suggest a relatively united democratic front, and a splintering and likely to splinter the closer we get to december 21st republican side. >> i think the fact that they put out similar talking points, the white house and the speaker, tells you a lot that they are coming a lot closer. t
in g.o.p. ranks over letting the president have higher tax rates on top earners. tennessee senator bob corker told fox news sunday that republicans should give ground on taxes and concentrate on long-term spending cuts. >> the focus then shifts to entitlements. maybe that puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves this nation. so there is a growing body -- i actually am beginning to believe that is the best route for us to take. >> woodruff: but on nbc, house majority whip kevin mccarthy countered that that approach is the wrong way to go. >> it doesn't solve the problem. the president is asking for higher rates, he's asking for more revenue. most economists agree the best way to get that is through closing special loopholes. when you close those it makes a fair tax process. >> woodruff: a new poll from politico and george washington university backed the president's position. 60% favored raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000 a year. 38% were opposed. another survey last week found that by a 2-to-1 margin, americans would blame republicans
has the best policy. >> let's switch gears. fiscal cliff, republican senator bob corker, the latest republican to say, all right. go ahead and raise taxes on the top 2%. here's what he said. >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and i actually think it has merit, where you go ahead and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%, and all of a sudden, the shift goes back to entitlements. >> will, why not give him the 2% and then get what you want on the other issues that are on the table? >> well, senator corker's strategy, his analysis here has a little bit of merit. look, if we give in on the top 2%, if we just say, okay, you get your tax increases on people over $250,000. now what, democrats? now? all that entitlement you've been talking about that you're willing to look at reforming, let's look at it now. nothing's in the way of that. there's a little bit of merit to that. but it also requires you to believe that president obama and the democrats have a real interest in fulfilling that obligation, a real interest in examini
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